Trump Jokes With Putin

Over election meddling

Patrick Gentry
June 28, 2019 - 11:25 am
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Democrats are criticizing an off-handed comment President Donald Trump made about election meddling during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a summit in Japan.
After a reporter asked Trump if he was going to warn Russia not to meddle in the U.S. election, Trump turned to Putin and jokingly said: "Don't meddle in the election."
The Senate's top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, says the joke is on America and Putin is the only one laughing. Schumer says Trump is giving Russia a green light to interfere again in 2020.

The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has invited President Donald Trump to visit Russia next year.
Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Friday that the Russian leader wants Trump to attend festivities marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II victory.
Peskov says Trump reacted "positively" to the invitation at the two leaders' meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 nations' summit in Osaka. Peskov says a formal invitation would be sent shortly.
The Kremlin spokesman says that during their meeting, Trump and Putin discussed ways to improve economic times, arms control, China, Syria and Turkey.

President Donald Trump is joking with Russian President Vladimir Putin about interfering in U.S. elections.
After a reporter at an international summit in Japan asked Trump if he was going to warn Russia not to meddle in the U.S. election, Trump turned to Putin and jokingly said: "Don't meddle in the election."
The off-handed comment came during the two leaders' first meeting since special counsel Robert Mueller concluded that Russia extensively interfered with the 2016 campaign.
 

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